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Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds

Raimond Maurer

in The German Financial System

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199253166
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253161.003.0004
 Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds

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Focuses on institutional investors in the German financial markets. Institutional investors are specialised financial intermediaries who collect and manage funds on behalf of small investors towards specific objectives in terms of risk, return, and maturity. The major types of institutional investors in Germany are insurance companies and investment funds.

We will examine the nature of their businesses, their size and role in the financial sector, the size and the composition of the assets under their management, aspects of financial regulation, and features of their asset-liability-management.

Keywords: institutional investors; insurance companies; investment funds; pension; regulation

Chapter.  14599 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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